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Snake Bytes 9/30: When September Ends

Wake me up. It’s the last day of September and the Diamondbacks still have meaningful baseball left to play! They lost a close one in KC last night, but then, they also were resting players, so there is little to worry about.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona 1, Kansas City 2

Zack Greinke was only in the game for 75 pitches, as the Diamondbacks are now focused more on setting their postseason rotation than they are with winning the games they are playing. Former Diamondback, Ian Kennedy, had a good start, and managed to keep the Diamondbacks offense in check.

Related: Offense Can’t Pick Up Greinke

Lamb Homer Sets Diamondbacks Record

With his 30th home run of the season, a solo-shot to right center field in Friday night’s 2-1 loss in Kansas City, Jake Lamb gave Arizona 217 home runs on the season, a new team record. With two games left to play, the Arizona offense has the opportunity to hang a few more on opposing pitching.

NL Wild Card Tracker

It’s awfully nice hosting the play-in game. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, the Diamondbacks already know what city they will be playing in. With only two games left, the second slot is still up for grabs between the Rockies, who are hosting the Dodgers, and the Brewers, who are in St. Louis.

5 Fun J.D. Martinez Tidbits

When your offensive performance starts getting you compared to Barry Bonds, you know you are doing something right.

Looking Back at Arizona’s First Playoff Berth

In 2017, it has been big acquisition, J.D. Martinez who has helped lead the way to Arizona making the playoffs. In 1999, it was the even bigger, Big Unit.

Statcast and the NL Cy Young

Despite the last two weeks, Zack Greinke still looks like the third-best pitcher in the NL. The real question is whether or not Clayton Kershaw’s DL stint is going to hand the award to Max Scherzer.